West Africa

By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 2nd, 2014
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– By Pippa Page “Oh, dis Ebola business!” was a familiar exclamation in Sierra Leone’s Krio language during my time in Sierra Leone’s second city, Bo, this summer. Sierra Leone was the last of the three West Africa nations to confirm a case of Ebola, but it has arguably been hit the hardest in terms ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 20th, 2014
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It is now a known fact that Ebola is one of the deadliest diseases known to mankind. Like HIV, it is a virus; however it kills within a shorter time, compared to the former. Ebola has been proved to spread through fluids such as sweat, saliva and blood from a human being or animal that […]...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 7th, 2014
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By: Mawuna Remarque KOUTONIN Nigerians spend more time and resources trying to impress their fellow nigerians than doing something truly extraordinary that impress the whole world. “Survival” or “dominance” seems to be the 2 main individual drivers, which makes the environment particularly unfriendly...
By benim
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Apr 21st, 2014
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By: Ibrahim Al-bakri Nyei pericle925@yahoo.com Over the last few weeks, our dear nation, Liberia, has been attacked by the deadly Ebola virus. From all indications, we lack the capacity to counter the virus in a rapid and effective way. This is evidenced by the fact that we have not been able to mobi...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 17th, 2014
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By MG Zimeta The recent outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa has captured international public attention that seems disproportionate to the scale of the outbreak itself.  This is not surprising.  Ebola is a communicable disease – that is to say, it is transmissible between humans.  In this regard, ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Guinea-Bissau
Apr 13th, 2014
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Nearly 800,000 people, most going to the polls for the first time, are expected to cast their vote Sunday for one of 13 politicians seeking the presidency, with 15 parties fielding candidates for parliamentary seats. The election aims to usher in new leadership in the impoverished West African nation...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 28th, 2014
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By Nana Arhin Tsiwah   The major policy of French colonial administration in West Africa until 1946 took on the wheels of “Assimilation”. The underlying policy was to enable France implant French culture and civilisation on the people with the intention of suffocating the culture and fundamental...
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In Morocco
Mar 10th, 2014
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By Said Temsamani The text of the speech of His Majesty King Mohammed VI in Abidjan before Ivorian- Moroccan businessmen, is carrying a unique and singular vision on the economic development of Africa. The royal vision is clear. It is time for Africa to learn from itself. It is only when Africans do ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 2nd, 2013
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By Abiola Akintunde Some weeks ago, I had a conversation with a cousin of mine who travelled to Germany few years ago and we really talked. He asked about my welfare and that of the whole family without a sigh until he asked if Nigeria has change for good when it comes to leadership and […]...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 6th, 2013
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Across East and West Africa, Iranian and Lebanese nationals have been arrested in connection with Hezbollah-related terrorist activities. What is Hezbollah and Iran – building in Africa, and why? Cache of weapons discovered at home of suspected Hezbollah operatives in Kona, Nigeria. Photo by AF...